COVID-19 Updates

Effective 03/24/2020:

Due to COVID-19, changes to the in-person application process has changed. Both parties will need to complete the below Marriage License Affidavit and mail it along with a check for $30. The license will be mailed to you after we process the application.


Roanoke County Circuit Court

Clerk’s Office Operations

Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and until further notice, due to the rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Roanoke County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be handling all functions only by appointment and/or based on legal need during our regular weekday hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

During those times, for questions and to make appointments, you may call specific divisions on their direct telephone numbers as follows:

                                       Chancery; 387.6212                                    Law/Probate/Guardian/Conservator; 387.6206

Criminal; 387.6213, -6261 (Jury Duty)                             Real Estate; 387.6208, -6211

General Information; 387.6205 – Fax; 387.6145

Website Addresses for General Information and COVID-19 Updates:

During these challenging and difficult times - and in order to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 - we strongly encourage the use of our online services, email, postal mail and fax (387.6145) to accomplish various tasks as explained below, including but not limited to the following as examples, and subject to change:

CWP renewals/changes-postal mail only, new applications by appointment (387.6206)

Secure Remote Access (SRA) and Simplifile for real estate title work

Officers of the Court Remote Access (OCRA) and

Virginia Judicial Electronic Filing System (VJEFS) for case work

Virginia Judicial Online Payment System (VJOPS) for criminal payments

Please direct any questions/concerns to this office as specified above.  Thank you.


Steven A. McGraw, Clerk, Roanoke County Circuit Court

305 E. Main St., Room 200, P.O. Box 1126, Salem, VA  24153-1126

Effective 3/18/2020:

We will be making the following changes:

  • The Clerks office will remain open to process filings and recordings as usual however, we are encouraging the public to take advantage of our online services which include:
    • Secure Remote Access (SRA) – Until further notice we are suspending the initial three-month obligation required and allowing for monthly subscriptions with the reduced fee schedule as follows:
      • One year $500.00
      • 6 months $250.00
      • 3 months $125.00
      • 1 month $50.00
    • Office of the Court Remote Access (OCRA)
      • One year $120.00
      • Six months $60.00
    • Virginia Judicial Electronic Filing System (VJEFS) (Civil cases)
    • Virginia Judiciary Online Payment System (VJOPS)
  • We will still process the following in-person:
    • Marriage licenses
    • Marriage rites
    • Notaries
    • Concealed handgun permits
    • Name changes
    • Other civil filings
  • We will continue accepting all fees, fines, penalties and restitution payments in criminal cases, but we encourage them to be paid online or by check via regular mail.
  • The record room and recording desk will remain open although we encourage the use of e-recording through Simplifile, the US mail, Fed-Ex, UPS and DHL.
  • Attorneys and their staff are encouraged to use the Virginia Judicial Electronic Filing System (VJEFS) to file Civil documents.
  • Attorneys and their staff are encouraged to use Officer of the Court Remote Access (OCRA) for copies of non-sealed civil and criminal court records.If you would like to request a change to your scheduled hearing, please consult with your attorney. If you do not have an attorney or if you are an attorney who wishes to request such a change, please contact the Judge’s office.
  • Due to the current State of Emergency declared by the Governor concerning the Corona virus (COVID-19), please contact the probate office for alternative methods that may be available to record a will. 540-387-6206
  • If you have a scheduled appointment or a court case/hearing in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, please call ahead if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are not feeling well so that they can be rescheduled. 540-387-6205.